Man burned trying to put out gasoline fire in Huber Heights

Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

UPDATE @ 10:41 a.m.:

A man was burned as he tried to put a gasoline fire out inside a garage on Trowbridge Way in Huber Heights, according to firefighters.

The gas fire spread to the man’s vehicle and then spread to the garage and home, causing significant damage to the residence, firefighters said.

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The severity of the man’s injuries was not released, however he was transported to the hospital for treatment.

INITIAL REPORT:

One person has reportedly been pulled from a home after a fire broke out in a garage of a Huber Heights home. 

Firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 8700 block of Trowbridge Way on reports of a fully involved garage fire. 

Initial reports indicate firefighters pulled an occupant from the home and requested a medic. It was not clear if they suffered any injuries. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

California man to launch homemade rocket to prove Earth is flat

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 3:00 AM

In this Nov. 15, 2017, photograph, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam=powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts on a five-acre property that he leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch his homemade contraption on Saturday near the ghost town of Amboy, Cal., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour. (Waldo Stakes/HO courtesy of Mad Mike Hughes via AP)
In this Nov. 15, 2017, photograph, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam=powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts on a five-acre property that he leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch his homemade contraption on Saturday near the ghost town of Amboy, Cal., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour. (Waldo Stakes/HO courtesy of Mad Mike Hughes via AP)

A California man is planning to take a 500 mph flight in a homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat.

Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limousine driver, plans to launch himself 1,800 feet and fly one mile over the Mojave Desert in his rocket made from scrap metal, according to the Washington Post.

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He said his ultimate goal is a launch miles above Earth where he hopes to photograph proof the Earth is flat. He has never tested this rocket.

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"It'll shut the door on this ball Earth," Hughes said in a fundraising interview with a flat-Earth group for Saturday's flight.

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In 2014, Hughes was injured when he flew a quarter of a mile in his first manned rocket. He was dragged from the remains of the rocket and had to use a walker for two weeks, he said.

Many believers envision the Earth is a flat disc ringed by sea ice, which naturally holds the oceans in, according to the Washington Post. What's beyond the sea ice, if anything, remains to be discovered.

Piqua police investigate armed robbery at Cassano’s Pizza King

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:45 AM

Piqua police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Cassano’s Pizza King Wednesday night.

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The incident occurred on Covington Avenue at Sunset Drive in Piqua around 8:50 p.m, according to a press release. 

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Police are asking to speak with two persons of interest in connection with the robbery who were captured on surveillance footage.

If anyone recognizes these individuals, they are urged to call the on-duty shift at 937-440-9911, or to remain anonymous, Submit-A-Tip here .

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

Inmate escapes during treatment at Middletown hospital

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 1:32 AM

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office are looking for an inmate that escaped custody of the Community Corrections Center staff late Wednesday night. 

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Robert Langford escaped custody of the CCC staff while in the process of being treated at Atrium Medical Center. He was last seen running north from the Atrium Medical Center in the city of Middletown at 8:08 p.m. in a hospital gown.

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Langford is described as a 31-year-old white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 175 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. 

He was sentenced to the Community Corrections Center after being convicted of drug offenses.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Robert Langford are urged to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 513-695-1280 or the Warren County Communications Center at 513-695-2525. 

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 3:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 12:30 AM

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Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east
  • US 35 west ramps to I-75 north and south, RAMP CLOSURE Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. - Dec. 1 at 5 a.m. The official detour is: US 35 west to James H. McGee Boulevard to US 35 east to I-75 north and south 

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 705 near Groff Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
SHELBY COUNTY  
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.